- Posted September 15, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Salute to troops
SMALL MISSISSIPPI TOWN WORKS TO HONOR ITS WAR DEAD
The vidieo you see here, was made Saturday evening September 14, 2013, at Mathiston, Mississippi, in Webster county, 112 miles north of the capitol city of Jackson.
What we see here, is a Tasting Booth, at The Mathiston, Mississippi Muscadine Fest.
For those people who do not know what a Muscadine is, it is similar to a grape, and can be used for cooking, and making jellies, wines, and jams, and cobblers,or pies
On Saturday September 14, 2013, after only about six weeks planning the Mathiston, Mississippi Development & Support Council, held its first ever Muscadine Fest, and hope to make it an annual event.
The name Muscadine Fest came up to be used, as there are many Muscadines grown in the area.
On this day, of the festival, there were 32 vendors, some local, and some from other states, present to sell many things, such as woodwork, and many other things, including Bar B Que Pork, and other foods.
Also, there was an antique car show, with participants from the area and other places in the state, and even some from other states.
There were also, many musical groups, and individual people who performed at the festival.
A lot of the local people baked different foods, and canned vegetables, to provide a tasting booth like the one shown.
People came to the tasting booth, and sampled, the things seen in this vidieo, for the price of one dollar, and voted their choice, of what they tasted, and a winner was chosen,
Here you see all local made items, in the tasting booth ( pardon, the misspelling on the sign, as many of the workers had been up, long before daylight getting everything ready), like delicious Muscadine cobblers, or pies, Muscadine jelly and canned vegetables.
All proceeds from the tasting booth, payment from vendors, for booth space, and all other monies taken in will be used to build a memorial, for 18 men, from the Mathiston, Mississippi, who died in wars, which included World War I, world War II, The Korean War, The war in Vietnam, and Bierut, Labanon.
The Mathsiton Development & Support Council still welcomess any donations to the project of the memorial, to be placed in the town park.
What better way, to pay honor to the 18 men, from The Town of Mathiston, Mississippi, who died in Wars?